The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Sep 3, 2017 by: Kurt Frank | Series: Summer Series 2017: The Parables of the Kingdom | Category: Sunday Scripture: Matthew 22:1–:14 Tags: Jesus, gifts, wedding

Kurt Frank continues our summer series teaching from Matthew 22:1-14 on the parable of The Wedding Banquet.

If you could choose one unusual way to do (or redo) your wedding, what would you choose:

(a) Recite your vows while parachuting?

(b) Hold the service underwater?

(c) Dress everyone in costume?

(d) Other?

Take out your Bible and look up the scripture. Over the next week, we invite you to sit down (by yourself or even better) with your small group, a friend, family member or soul-mate, and (think about) discuss the following questions:

  1. Why is this banquet held?
  2. What do you learn about those originally invited? What is so surprising about their response?
  3. Who did the king eventually invite? Why?
  4. What is the problem with one guest (vv. 11-12)? What does it mean to be in the king’s presence “without wedding clothes”? Why is the ill-clad guest banished?
  5. What does this parable suggest about the Kingdom of God?
  6. When did Jesus first call you to the banquet?
  7. Whom do you identify with in this story? Why?
  8. What can you do this week to encourage attendance and proper dress?